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Logistics Market Snapshot – April 2015 Edition

As recurring visitors may have noticed, I have been working on a new look for LogisticsMatter.com. It took me some more time then I thought it would, with the result that some posts have been in my draft section for too long. This is one of them, so let get to it fast: Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation […]

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what3words: find any location on earth by remembering 3 words

I was sitting in the backyard, at blacked.award.buzzer to be precise, when I found out about what3words. what3words is a London based company, which you can find at index.home.raft, that has made it its mission to make it as easily as possible for anyone in the world to talk about a precise location. But how do they do this? They have […]

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Logistics in the News – Week 13

It was a very busy week, both for me as well as for interesting logistics news. After a very relaxing weekend, with the first hours sitting out in the sun this year (Yes!), I postponed the writing of this overview until today. It was that relaxing… This week’s overview has interesting articles on 3PLs, flying cars, and Uber amongst others. […]

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Logistics Market Snapshot – March 2015 Edition

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Multimodal, Trucking, Rail, Air, and Ocean Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find some St Patrick’s Day themed highlights below:

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Logistics in the News – Week 12

Spring is in the air! I have a sunroof in my car, and whenever the sun is out and it’s not freezing cold I have it open as far as it will go. This week was the first time this year I could do this. Usually it’s annoying to be in traffic jams, but this week I didn’t mind so […]

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Innovation. Technology. Performance. Home Delivery World 2015

Home Delivery World is a conference held with the goal of helping retailers get their products to their consumers. A returning subject on LogisticsMatter, especially when it comes to last mile deliveries. The fact that I buy a lot of things online does make the subject dear to my heart. I’m not the only one that has felt let down […]

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Logistics Executives Look at Incremental Changes When it Comes to Technology

Technology is changing how logistics services are being provided, and also how logistics service providers themselves work. Increased use of technology also has an impact on the role the CIO or the head of the IT department has, transitioning from support to strategy. eft have concluded this based on one of their lates surveys: The 2015 Logistics Technology Report. The […]

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Logistics in the News – Week 11

This Thursday I was at the Dutch Logistics Manager of the Year event in Utrecht. It’s nice when logistics talent is celebrated, and that’s what this event is all about. Congratulations to Young Logistics Talent Mario Wopereis of CEVA Logistics, and to Logistics Manager of the Year Edwin Wenink of FloraHolland. Both had inspiring stories to tell about how connecting […]

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The Uber of 3D Printing

United States Patent Application 20150052024: “Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. The item can have 3D manufacturing instructions associated therewith. A delivery method for the item can be determined. A manufacturing apparatus can be selected to manufacture the item based on the 3D […]

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Logistics in the News – Week 10

It was a good week, and a good weekend as well (I know I’m later than usual with the weekly digest). My wife was away for a training this weekend, so it was just me and the twins. Had great fun, but spent quite some time today getting the house back into shape. And the things you eat when you let […]